Academic Jobs
CLIMB Executive Director
Institution: Portland Community College
Location: Oregon, United States
Category: Admin - Adult And Continuing Education Programs
Posted: 11/04/2019
Application Due: 00/00/0000
Type: Fulltime

CLIMB Executive Director

Requisition ID req509

Department Administration/Operations

Campus CLIMB-CLIMB Center

Employment Type Administrative-Full Time

Close Date 15/11/2019

Position Summary

Portland Community College is seeking an Executive Director for the CLIMB Center in Portland, Oregon. The Continuing Learning for Individuals, Management & Business (CLIMB) Center is a collaborative environment bringing together diverse programming in support of the emerging needs of business, industry, community partners, and higher education. 

The CLIMB Center works in partnership to deliver Continuing Education learning opportunities for individuals, management, workforce and customized training, small business development, and health professions. Through the Institute for Health Professionals, the Small Business Development Center, the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center (OMIC) PCC Training Center, Customized Training and Professional Development and Training, CLIMB is a central hub at Portland Community College for credit and non-credit courses, workshops and certifications that help elevate individual careers or improve workplace performance, offering specialized training from experts in their fields. From hands-on business mentorship, to professional development training to healthcare training to customized training for businesses and nonprofits, PCC’s Continuing Education programming helps people and businesses reach their professional, personal and organizational goals.

The CLIMB Executive Director position provides an exciting opportunity for a strategic, collaborative and visionary leader to guide the successful development of these critical programs in support of the College, the region and the state. 

The Director must bring a strong record of project and program management successes, and a commitment to championing the need for Continuing Education to a broad range of industry and educational partners. It is critical for the Director to bring the desire to innovate and to setting and following through on jointly-developed goals. 

CLIMB programs are highly visible and highly respected, and will require on-going community building and stakeholder management with many private and public partners; from the Oregon Governor's office and legislators, to educators, to community leaders, Federal, State and local partners, and multiple industry sectors including manufacturing and healthcare.  The ability to comprehend the unique needs of each group, and to effectively communicate expectations and partnership with each, will be essential to support the continued success of the CLIMB programs. 

See the classification description for additional information:

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.

Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

Experience with the management of other managers.

Experience in the management of a business or organization consisting of multiple and diverse programs/business types.

Experience working with/for institutions of higher education.

Experience with community outreach, partnership building, and stakeholder management with a variety of private and public partners.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field. (Relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis)

Five years experience in the management of a large organizational unit providing services to a wide range of clients.  Experience must have included supervisory, planning, fiscal and evaluation responsibilities.


Position Grade N

Starting Salary Expectations Minimum $89,427 to range mid-point of $109,548. Placement generally will not exceed the mid-point, based on qualifications, experience and internal equity.

Position Grade Salary Range $89427 to $129667 Annual Salary


PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. After one year of management or confidential service, PCC also provides a 2% contribution to a 403(b) account for eligible management and confidential personnel. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement. 

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age, as well as partial tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.

Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)

14.67 hours of vacation leave per month

1 day of sick leave per month

11 holidays

3 additional personal leave days per year

View a complete list of PCC benefits.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements Work is generally performed in an office environment with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. No special coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and handling of everyday objects and materials is needed to perform the job satisfactorily.

Background Check Required Yes

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

Veterans: DD214

Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

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